In this walk, there are often times where we are left wondering, What is my purpose? Depending on who you pose this question to, you will receive a variety of answers. Some will answer that the purpose is to be happy; others will say it’s to love others, and some may say to be the best version of ourselves. But the Bible lets us know that we are created to glorify God. Oftentimes when we are faced with the desire to be a difference-maker, it stems from this place deep within us that has been placed there by God himself.
We know for sure that God has called us to spread the gospel to the lost and to give Him praise and worship!
And yet, doubt can creep in if we are not careful, and we can begin to think that surely we were mistaken. Surely, God cannot expect ME to do something so big and scary. We doubt our effectiveness in the positions we are placed. We doubt our abilities to do what He lays out before us. We doubt that we are capable to fulfill His perfect plans because we are imperfect.
So what can we do when we are dealing with self-doubts?
Here are three things to remember:
- God created you. From the very beginning, God had a plan for you to be born, arrive here on earth, and do something only you can do for His kingdom. You are not an accident. “How amazing is it that that same God that created the mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too?” Jesus wanted you to be His from the very start.
- God has a plan for you to fulfill. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” This verse confirms that Jesus Christ created us with a plan in mind already. So let go of those doubts!
- God is full of grace and mercy. For those moments where our shortcomings are evident, God is only a prayer away. Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Do not be afraid to pray in those moments where you have failed God. His mercy and grace are new every day!
I pray that this reminds every reader that we are to be strong women of purpose. Letting go of our self-doubt and relying on Jesus to guide the way for the meshing of our imperfect lives and His perfect will.